Wednesday, June 30, 2010
1. I can run for 5 minutes without I stopping.
2. I have gotten my weight under 200 pounds.
3. I find ways to motivate myself to exercise.
4. I get some kind of exercise in almost everyday.
5. I am eating healthy.
~ Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. ~ Conrad Hilton
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Since it's summer and I am not teaching or taking classes this summer, I have had a lot of time to read and think about the healthy goals that I want to achieve.
1. Excercise at least 5 times a week. ( 3 runs and 2 days of cross training)
Saturday, June 12, 2010
So with all that said, I am still on week 3. Yep, still there. I debated about whether I should repeat week 3 or move on to week 4. I know that this is not a perfect program and I should go at my own pace but then again I want to be sure that I am pushing myself and not whimping out. Well, I am definitely not whimping out but I need to feel more comfortable and confident with the minute run before moving on to 5.
This morning I got up and got on the dreadmill. (I'm starting to work with it and not against it.) It is far too hot to run outside. Falling out in 99 degree weather is not a good look for me. :) Today the 3 minute run felt so much better! It is amazing what your body can do after you get your mind refocused and your body a rest.
Question of the Day: What keeps you motivated to run?
Friday, June 4, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
1. I feel trapped. I like being outside with nature.
2. I feel like I don't have control. When I am outside and my body wants to slow down, it does. If I want to speed up, I can do that too. I don't have to wait for the treadmill to adjust. (Mine is ancient. This is probably the real problem. )
3. I am forced to challenge myself. Now I am a comfort zone kind of girl so ... it's hard to step out of my boundaries. But change is about pushing past your boundaries. Right?
I'm not over my hate for the treadmill but I think that I found it's purpose for me.
What did you do this weekend, today, or even this month that you want to toot about?
TOOT your own horn over at Me So Hongry's Blog.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I got up this morning and I really did not want to run. It was like an angel was sitting on one shoulder and a devil on the other. After a chat with my honey (where he impersonated Harvey from Celebrity Fit Club to get me up and moving) I got going. I love that man. (My honey, not Harvey.) I went to the school track, of all places, so that I could work on cleaning out my room when I finished my run. It was hot! You have got to love South Carolina summers to live here. But I made it through and although I was super sweaty and hot when I finished, I felt sooooo good. Why do we resists exercising when it feels so good afterward?
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Here is what my workouts looked like this week:
Tuesday-Day 1 of C25k-My body was screaming ,"What are you doing? I think that she's running. Or something like running." I realized that I was trying to run way to fast for a beginner and once I set my pace with another runner that was out there, (thank you cute guy) , I felt so much better. Still a challenge but doable. I felt great afterward. (I did 30 min. run /walk and 15 walk)
Thursday-Day 2 of C25k-I am not a morning person so I am not sure why I tried to get up at 4:45 to run on the treadmill. My friend was hosting a Tastefully Simple party Thursday night so my bright idea was to run early so that I could make the party. After 10 minutes of fighting with myself, I decided to try to fit it in in the evening and go back to sleep. I did it! I fit it in and it felt good. I was very proud of myself. (30 min. run/ walk)
Saturday-Final Day of Week 1- Today is my final day. My plan was to get up early this morning and go the track but that hasn't happened yet. But I am going. I'll let you know how it goes.
When you first started running, were you embarrassed to let people see you run?